MRI, short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is an important diagnostic and monitoring tool in the field of healthcare. Though many hospitals have one available, not all health offices do, and must refer patients elsewhere. Some locations may only have access to a mobile MRI, and can only provide services on certain days. So, is it worth it for a doctor’s office to invest in one of these machines to have on-site?
When determining whether or not it is worth it to purchase an MRI machine, one must take a number of factors into consideration. What is the estimated cost of the machine? How long will it last? Will it be used enough to balance costs? What about costs of upkeep? MRI machine cost may seem prohibitive, but it is important to run the numbers-purchasing one could be a feasible step toward improving patient care.